Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
C. Frank Figliuzzi, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s counterintelligence division, told congress that foreign hacking and corporate spying against American companies is on the rise, with $13 billion in losses from corporate espionage this year. More here.
The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General has found that employees are logging on the DHS networks with unapproved mobile devices and encrypt sensitive data on government-issued Android device. More here.
The Department of Energy has provided an online survey to help utilities assess their cybersecurity preparedness. More here.
A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contest to develop a portable unmanned aerial vehicle for intelligence gathering concluded without a winner as all contestants failed to perform the required maneuvers. More here.
The National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched their Wireless Emergency Alert text messaging service. More here.